Cooper’s book report

How to Live with a Parakeet

Written by: B.A. Benson   Illustrated by: Paul Fanning

This book, published in 1959, is an amusing account of a scriptwriter and his pet parakeets. It offers funny anecdotes as well as tips (some outdated) on the care of budgies. For example, don’t let your budgie fly around loose when having a cocktail party.

Cooper’s favorite part of the book was when Buster, who was thought to be a male, turns out to be a female.